Texas women's swimmer Madisyn Cox. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

No. 4 Texas women’s swim team edge No. 9 California 152-148

Posted November 11th, 2016


The fourth-ranked Texas women’s swimming and diving team improved to 7-0 with a 152-148 victory over No. 9 California on Friday in Berkeley, Calif.

The Longhorns have defeated three opponents ranked in the top 10 this season and have won three straight against teams ranked in the top 15.

Senior Madisyn Cox won three events and helped Texas take the 200-yard medley relay.


Cox, Tasija Karosas, Remedy Rule and Rebecca Millard opened the meet by defeating four Olympians in the 200 medley relay.

UT’s Joanna Evans followed with a win in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Cox extended the lead with a win over Olympians Abbey Weitzeil and Kathleen Baker in the 200 free.

UT’s Olivia Anderson added a win the 100 breaststroke, and Millard edged Egyptian Olympian Farida Osman in the 100 free. Cox topped Anderson in the 200 breaststroke to claim her second individual race of the night.

Evans completed a sweep of the distance freestyle events with a win in the 500.

Texas sophomore Meghan O’Brien won the 3-meter diving event with 362.93 points, and freshman Alison Gibson placed second with 321.15 points.

Cox won her third event by more than 2 seconds, taking the 200 individual medley in 1:56.14.

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